To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Book Review #145)

I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 01/01/18

My 1st book this year)

Scout and Jem are innocent kids who live back in the day when Negroes were still slaves and White people were the superior race.

When an innocent Negroe man is convicted of rape and put on death row, Atticus, is the only man to step forward to fight his case with the heart to free him.

Atticus is Jem and Scout’s father. He tries to instil good qualities in them, to bring up his children without racial prejudice and to grow up knowing what is right and wrong.


I didn’t understand which part of the book was so amazing to make it a classic. The story was simple and unfolded discreetly but it felt like it was ultimately dragged out. I felt there was a lack of depth and detail throughout the book. Almost like a vague plot outline for a bigger story to unfold.

The book however did cover a major subject on fairness and equality for ALL people. How innocent children know that no matter what colour, a life is a life and it should be equal for all.

I don’t really know what to say about this book but I do feel that most readers must overthink this story to write such passionate reviews and to rate it so highly considering not much actually happens. We don’t even get that insight as to how families used to live in the older days.

I would not recommend this book to other readers. As of most other classics that I have tried to read, this is also one of those I feel has nothing special about it. Apologies to the author and other fans of this story and other classics. I’ve yet to understand what it is about the classic books that people are so compelled to read.

Written by Ling Lee (01/01/18)

Categories: Book Review | Tags: , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Book Review #145)

  1. Haha! Great review – nice and honest! Strangely, I love this book, but how you’ve written about it is exactly how I feel about the Great Gatsby!

    • I just don’t get what the wow factor was to make it a classic. Only the subject matter was of any importance but it wasn’t even elaborated on much. What did you enjoy about the book??

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